William Penn House will support the March 24th March for Our Lives by opening the doors of the Quaker house as a comfort station offering water, coffee and tea and their 100-year-old bathrooms to participants in the march to end school shootings and promote reasonable gun regulation.
In the aftermath of the attack on the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida students across the country decided that they could not continue to wait for someone else to address the issue of gun violence in their schools. Therefore, on March 24, 2018, thousands of students and their supporters will gather in Washington, DC for the March for Our Lives to demand that the United States government commit to making their lives and safety a priority.
William Penn House (515 East Capitol St SE) seeks volunteers during and after the march to help support this cause. Any amount of time that you can contribute is very welcome. Please contact William Penn House if you are able to volunteer during any portion of the times listed below. Even one or two hours is a big help!
Date and Time: Saturday, March 24 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.**
Location: William Penn House, 515 E Capitol St SE
How to Volunteer: Email [email protected], or call 202-543-5560
**Currently the march is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., so times are geared toward serving the inbound and outbound marchers. The comfort station schedule may change as March 24 approaches and crowd estimates are revised. William Penn House will let volunteers know as quickly as possible if there are any scheduling changes.
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